Jose Conde y Ola Fresca

Cuban Band from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$1000 - $5000 per event
"One of NY's most important Latin voices" (TIMEOUT NY), Jose Conde has for over 10 years thrilled audiences in thousands of public and private events large and small in NYC, across the USA and Canada, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Whether with small rustic combo or large brassy band, this dynamic and exciting bandleader and performer inspires dancing and good times with his distinguished artistry, talent, charisma, and professionalism that he brings to every event and performance. Conde and his musicians are well versed in Cuban son, classic Salsa, timba, jazz, bolero, descarga, trova, American songbook, funk, and more and they have a wide repertoire that includes popular and obscure covers as well as their own lauded originals. Some of the band's influences include Buena Vista Social Club, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, Ruben Blades, Beny More, Isaac Delgado, NG La Banda, The Meters, Earth Wind and Fire, Los Van Van, Guillermo Portabales, Changui, Guajira, Los Papines, Pete Conde Rodriguez, Perez Prado, Gran Combo etc.

In 2008 Conde and his concert band OLA FRESCA won the Best Latin Album Independent, Music Award for their all original music Latin dance album, (R)evolucion, receiving outstanding international critical acclaim from amongst others, NYTIMES, BBC, and NPR. OLA FRESCA's succesful Kickstarter campaign in May of 2014 has resulted in the recording of the ambitious salsa album ELIXIR which will be released in the spring of 2015 on Conde's own PIPIKI RECORDS label.
Conde and his colleagues are top level concert artists who enjoy bringing the highest standard of Latin music to events of any caliber or budget. Contact us for availability. Quotes are given after a phone consultation.

Jose Conde y Ola Fresca have been featured in Montreal Jazz Festival, New York Summerstage, Lincoln Center, New Orleans Voodoo Festival, Santa Monica Pier, Cipriani, Joes Pub, SOB's, and countless public and private events large and small across the US and abroad. Here is some of the reaction : "Utterly swinging" -BOSTON GLOBE, "Brilliant. Thrilling" -BILLBOARD. Jose Conde has produced 3 internationally acclaimed original albums

While his music and musicianship delivers authentic powerful Latin sound , Jose Conde brings unparalleled professionalism and vision to all aspects of private events. He is meticulous in preparation, planning, and communication with client, working to ensure they are happy and secure at every step of the process, not just the gig. Conde has collaborated with some of the top party planners in the industry producing highly exclusive live music events in New York and throughout the US and internationally. Other than the Brooklyn based Salsa/Cuban roots dance band Ola Fresca, Conde also leads his own solo World Latin funk ensemble and the children's project Baby Loves Salsa which is a Quartet (RopeaDope/Sony-2008). Private events are customized to budget and taste within certain parameters and feature configurations of Jose's bands from small rustic groups to large ensembles or also featuring Conde as a solo performer.
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OPTIONS
Solo to 10 piece, 18 piece mambo band. Ola Fresca Concert Octet

We have many options and configure the size and musical focus of the band to the client's taste and budget as much as possible.

The pan -Latin repertoire is vast, the music is intoxicating, elegant, and for dancers or non dancers, Spanish or non Spanish speakers all swoon.

* * * * BEST LATIN ALBUM Winner! -2008 Independent Music Awards (R)Evolucion * * * *
* * * * BEST LATIN BAND Gigmasters Winner!! 2010, 2008 * * * *

Member of BMI, NARAS, APAP, 3x WOMEX World Music Conference member


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Jose Conde Y Ola Fresca were fantastic! They had people on their feet and literally begging for more! One guest actually wept about the fact that the party was over and they had to pack up! Jose Conde and the band were real gentlemen and I wish I could have them play for all our parties! This was a fundraiser for the arts and it was a record breaking success! Thank you Jose Conde Y Ola Fresca!!!!!

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Jose is unreal! They made our wedding! The wedding was 2 days ago and I'm still having to tell people about where I found them. I went to see them live at S.O.B.'s downtown before they played our wedding and we knew 1 song in that we made the greatest choice! Full of energy and passion, people cant hesitate to dance. We hired them as a 6 pc. band but he has multiple combinations. They did an amazing jazz trio for the cocktail hour. Then all 6 joined forces for our dance sets during the reception. Jose and his band made our NIGHT! Jose you have a fan for life! Please keep me up to date on any new albums you are putting out, I want a signed copy my friend!

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Jose Conde was fabulous: he got everyone to dance, including both salsa lovers and those less accustomed. He has an amazing voice, a very tight band, and a great mix of original and classic material. He was also great to work with. We would highly recommend him to anyone!

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2016
May
4
Celebration
Bronx, NY
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Sep
4
Wedding
Fairlee, VT
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Jan
7
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York, NY
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
May
30
Memorial Service
New York, NY
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Apr
29
Event
New York, NY
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2014
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Brooklyn, NY
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2014
Sep
20
Celebration
New York, NY
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Jul
11
Wedding
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Please note Jose Conde y Ola Fresca will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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